Yoga and Mindfulness with Sally Lander
Most Nightingale Yoga classes are still on Zoom, with people coming to the Burwell studio in-person to make a 'blended' class. Starting in April 2022 in-person classes will re-start at the Friends Meeting House in Hartington Grove, Cambridge on Thursday mornings. We're having a lot of fun online, and the experience has been amazingly positive. Go to the CLASSES section for details. There are also Meditation & Mindfulness classes.
Most of the photos on the site were taken outside - I use two beautiful rooms in Cambridge and Burwell but we often practice in the gardens and this adds something deeply satisfying, another form of connection. Every class I teach has students who've been coming for years and students who've just joined and may never have done yoga before. We now also have Zoom courses for beginners in Yoga and in Mindfulness and Meditation. The friendship and support of the group is an important part of what happens.
The actual yoga, mindfulness and meditation are important too, and changed my life utterly, so I am passionate about their benefits. By the age of 34 knee and back problems meant even a short walk to the postbox was often beyond me. In 1994 after my first class I slept so well I tried to do the things I'd learned. After 2 weeks the pain stopped. I've done at least 15 minutes of yoga daily since and added meditation in 2004 - both are a support and a delight.
I qualified to teach yoga in 1999 & 2000 with Mary Stewart, who worked with Iyengar in the 1970s and Vanda Scaravelli later. I have also trained to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with the University of Bangor’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice. I study at home and continue to learn and train with an eclectic mix of international and local yoga and mindfulness teachers. I've been teaching (English) since 1982 and yoga since 1999 and am insured through the British Wheel of Yoga. I love teaching and learning from the students who come to the classes. It's a wonderful life.
Peace of mind - excellent teaching by a lovely soul. Sally's classes are truly in the spirit of yoga - unity between mind, body and spirit. Carefully thought through, delivered in a clear and gentle manner and taught with great integrity.
- Diana Silk (one of my first teachers)
I have this morning paid for my first term of yoga having found the inital session challenging in some ways but loved the atmosphere and the support from you and the general vibe from the other students so I will definitely be sticking with it. I hope to be able to remember some of the general starter stuff so I can practice a little every day too. So glad I made the decision to do something this new year and glad I chose this.
- Lesley Ford
Good to stretch & bend & strengthen every bit of me!
- Lynne Knight
Flexibility, relaxation, social interaction, entertainment. All very useful and interesting.
- Susan Wilkie
Relaxation, strength, flexibility.
- Hilary Burr
It has cured my back pain!
The fresh elements that Sally introduces often, the variety, the personalized help when there is a new health issue.
- Erica Lowry
The classes leave me feeling physically relaxed and stronger, and calmer.
- Carol Barker
I love the flexibility and strength aspects and the fun I have with everyone.
- Penny Geater
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Silver Birches, 77 North Street, Burwell, Cambridgeshire CB25 0BB
01638 610658 / 0794 007 1964